Just back from 6 nights at the Benalmadena Palace.
We booked a studio with sea and mountain views on room only at a great price. we arrived around 1pm and we're checked immediately to room 702 on the top floor. It turned out to be a great one for us as it was at the end of the building so had 2 terraces. These were built into the roof so we're not open to the front with railings which some may not like but we did as it provided great privacy. The studio felt more like a one bed apt as it was a large L shape and the double bed was in an alcove making it feel like a separate bedroom.
The hotel isn't mega large like some, so is easy to get around, it's built into a steep hill with reception on the third floor, a decent large bar where there is entertainment at night on the second floor, large restaurant on the first floor and another bar down on the ground floor where the pool is. It also has a large well equipped gym and a good indoor pool with spa facilities. The pool is large and clean and has lots of sun beds on its terraces but I think it will feel a bit crammed in when in high season.
All sounds and looks great but our problem is that it's absolutely geared up for families with young kids. Not a criticism but it made the pool area really noisy with the pool filled with kids. Also the sun loungers were solid plastic with no mattresses making them very uncomfortable even with a towel on them.
so we just used the hotel as a base to sleep in and didn't use the facilities, preferring to sunbathe at the beach where it was quieter and explore the town at night to find a good place to eat.
It's unlikely that we'd visit benalmadena again,but if we did we'd definitely find an apartment closer to the marina on AirBnB. It's a really good option for families but I'd not recommend it for couples or singles. As other reviewers have mentioned, the hotel is on a very steep hill, you can miss out half of it by using the car park but if anyone in your party has trouble walking it may be worth considering another option. It's poses no problem to anyone else as it's just a 5 minute walk up or down from the car park.
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